Diversity and Leadership

Following a number of reviews into gender and diversity, recent years have seen an increased focus on, and in some organisations a progressive shift in, boardroom composition. Leading on some of these progressive changes, one can be comfortable in crediting Dame Helen Alexender for exemplifying the role of women on boards and for her contributions to the Hampton / Alexander Review. Dating back

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The Direction of Women on FTSE Boards – A step in the right direction, Part I

Speaking at a FTSE 100 NEDonBoard panel event, Denise Wilson, OBE, Chief Exec of The Davies Review, highlighted the progress made, and future development of, women on boards of FTSE companies.  The interview is insightful for both women board members, as well as boards considering the importance of diversity of thought in the boardroom. How has the Davies

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Aspiring NEDs – know your game plan!

Having a NED plan for your first role is an excellent way to launch and achieve success in your NED career.  It should also ensure that you set yourself up well for future NED roles that you may also like to take on. The process can take time, involve much thought, planning, and of course

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How did you become a NED: Interview with Lucy Armstrong

There’s no one-way to become a non-executive director, so asking experienced non-executive directors ‘how did you become a NED?’ can provide a blueprint for your journey to being a non-executive director. As such, NEDonBoard interviewed Lucy Armstrong. Amongst other things Lucy is chair of an angel investment network and non-executive director of a national qualification business.  She was chair of the

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Non-Executive Director Interview with a Woman of Influence

Diversity of thought is an important aspect of a well-functioning board. As a Founding Steering Committee member of the 30% Club, a board member of Cancer Research UK’s “Women of Influence” and a Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent Director of JP Morgan Overseas Investment Trust plc., NEDonBoard asked Gay Collins to share some insight into to her

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Board Involvement – Expert Interview: Tera Allas

Tera Allas is very clear in her interview of the benefits of taking a genuine interest in the company you are on the board for, as well as in your fellow board members. With an impressive background of advisory, non-executive and executive board positions, Tera’s insights are interesting for all new non-executive directors. Tera is

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